- Traveler of Time and Space
- Stops to smell flowers
I'm trying to leave it better than I found it. I can't reverse entropy (yet), but I can try to make a positive impact for those around me - one planet or orbital habitat at a time. Medium-term goals include helping make the world's cities thrive, improving my recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and building a space elevator.
I came to the Bay Area for an MBA at Stanford, and I'm now working here, but I grew up in, went to school in, last lived in, and miss, the Northeast! (Boston, Yale, NYC, respectively). People in California are happy all the time and that can be real stressful. It is fun to drive our convertible down the coast, though...
My wife Anna and I (pictured) have taken up surfing and skiing in order to get more non-sunny weather post-move. It is also an extra opportunity for us to color and style coordinate.
I love the outdoors, animals, learning, art, reading, gadgets, disagreeing with people… I try to learn important life lessons from my cat, Mittens, and my family golden retriever, Arlo. I'm a big fan of goats (and their cheese), but sadly was merely borrowing the goat pictured.
I also like tying together disparate topics, even without clear transitions. For an academic exploration of my thoughts about the intersection of politics and technology, browse my undergraduate thesis, “Hijacked Dreams: Technological Determinism and the Idea of Progress.” I promise you’ll learn something new!